Virginia Softball Cruises To Pair Of Wins Over Mount St. Mary's
April 27, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Second-year second baseman Elea Crockett (Tucson, Ariz./University) went seven-for-seven with four runs scored and three RBI in helping lead the University of Virginia softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Mount St. Mary’s Wednesday (April 27) at The Park. The Cavaliers rolled to a 16-0 five-inning win in the first game and then registered a 6-1 win in the nightcap. With the two victories, UVa improves to 25-29 overall, while the Mount falls to 11-24.
Crockett had three singles in as many at-bats and drew a walk in UVa’s 16-0 win in the opener. She also scored four times and drove in another run. Crockett continued her hot hitting in the second game with a four-for-four performance, including a triple, and also drove in a pair of runs. Crockett wasn’t the only Cavalier to have an excellent afternoon at the plate as third-year right fielder Jessica Taylor (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Academy) had five hits in as many at-bats, including her sixth triple of the season, scored five runs and drove in another. Fourth-year catcher Jenn Wynn (Herndon, Va./Herndon) drove in five runs, including four in the first game with a double and a triple. Third-year All-American third baseman Sara Larquier (Burbank, Calif./John Burroughs) drove in four runs with three hits, including a double and a triple, in the first game.
Virginia scored in every inning while recording the 16-0 win in the first game. UVa pounded out a season-high 18 hits, including three doubles and three triples. The 16 runs scored are also a season high. The Cavaliers tallied three runs in the first inning and added four more in the second. UVa made the score 10-0 with a three-run third and then closed out the game with a six-run fourth inning.
Second-years Coty Tolar (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter) and Meghan O’Leary (Baton Rouge, La./Episcopal) combined on a one-hit shutout in the opener. Tolar pitched the first three innings to pick up the win and improve to 10-13 on the season. She allowed just one hit and struck out three batters. O’Leary pitched the final two innings and retired the last six batters she faced, including three by strikeout, after issuing a walk to the first batter in the fourth inning.
The Cavaliers continued their hot hitting with 10 base hits in the 6-1 win in the nightcap. UVa scored in each of the first four innings to open up a 6-0 lead. Mount St. Mary’s got on the scoreboard in the seventh on back-to-back doubles by Maria Lutz and Danyale Goode. Virginia broke the game open with a three-run second inning as second-year catcher Michelle Salmiery (San Jose, Calif./Westmont), Taylor and Crockett each had RBI singles.
Third-year Erin Horn (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon) pitched the first four innings to earn the victory and improve to 11-8 on the season. She struck out four batters while holding the Mount hitless. The only Mount St. Mary’s runner who reached base did so on a UVa infield error. O’Leary pitched the final three innings to earn her first collegiate save. In three innings, O’Leary allowed one run on three hits with a pair of strikeouts.
The Cavaliers return to action on Friday (April 29) when they host Sacred Heart in a doubleheader at The Park. The first game is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.